Saturday, August 22, 2009

Parental advisory


No, that's not an ill-advised, drunkenly-conceived tattoo I have adorning my pasty body - it's a statement of my regard for the post-folk rocktronica band Mùm.
Because it's impossible not to feel affection for the quaint sound that the Icelandic group fashion on their latest album, Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know.
Revolving around the Arcade Fire-reminiscent vocals of Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sigurlaug Gísladóttir, the group's sound is soft and charming yet subtly mangled, strange and yet pop.
Quite simply, Mum's the word


  1. For the record, I do love my mummy.

  2. Love them, another great band to come out of Iceland.

  3. I know - it's bizarre how many top notch acts come from there.
    More people live in Bristol than in Iceland.
    Are they all musicians over there?


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